Canadian Manufacturing

Babcock Canada announces new CEO

He will take up his new role on 22 November 2021, succeeding Mike Whalley who will be retiring in December 2021.

November 18, 2021  by CM Staff

Jerry McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Babcock Canada (CNW Group/Babcock Canada Inc.)

OTTAWA — Babcock International Group (Babcock), the defence, security and aerospace company, announces the appointment of Jerry McLean as Babcock Canada’s Chief Executive Officer. He will take up his new role on 22 November 2021, succeeding Mike Whalley who will be retiring in December 2021.

Canada is one of Babcock’s five focus countries. Reporting directly to the Group CEO, Jerry will be responsible for pursuing defence and value-add service opportunities, as well as leading Babcock Canada’s existing Marine and Aviation business.

Jerry has experience in the Canadian defence sector, most recently as Managing Director for Thales Canada, Defence and Security. Jerry is a retired Royal Canadian Navy Combat Systems Engineer with years of experience, specializing in complex project management, in-service support, and international cooperation programs. He is a graduate of the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in 1985 and the Canadian Forces College in 1997.

Babcock CEO David Lockwood said:

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“I’m delighted to welcome Jerry to Babcock. His experience and expertise will be invaluable as we focus on further developing our business in Canada where we see significant opportunities for growth.”

In the Marine sector, Babccock Canada tries to safely and efficiently support complex and critical assets on a large scale.